Gulf Cooperation Council

DP World to Build Traders Market at Jebel Ali

DP World has signed an agreement for the joint construction of a new traders market at Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone in Dubai.<p>The three million square …

DP World

Carnival cinemas ink pact with Elan Group; marks presence in UAE, Bahrain

The Carnival Group, which runs cinema exhibition business under the brand Carnival Cinemas, has entered into a definitive agreement with Elan Group …

United Arab Emirates

JP Morgan Considers Listing Gulf Countries in Emerging Markets Index

JP Morgan Chase is expected to add Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to the emerging markets index, which already …

Middle East

Emerging-Market Investors Flood Persian Gulf

Expected inclusion of Gulf Cooperation Council countries in bond indexes sparks pre-emptive buying<p>Persian Gulf sovereign-bond prices jumped as much as 9% in recent weeks ahead of their probable inclusion in JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s emerging-market indexes, a reflection of the growing power that index …

Markets

Gulf Cooperation Council

The World Bank in the Gulf Cooperation Council<p>The World Bank has been a strong partner to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries for over 40 years. …

World Bank

How to ensure Muhammad bin Salman’s reforms succeed

ONE Saudi cleric thundered that letting women drive would lead to immorality and a lack of virgins. Another declared that women were incapable of …

Saudi Arabia

Why Gulf countries are feuding with Qatar - Cold war in the heat

Special report<p>Cold war in the heatWhy Gulf countries are feuding with Qatar<p>“AT FIRST EVERYBODY thought it was a sort of joke. But after four or five …

Middle East

Somalia must look inward to defuse its tensions

To counter outside interference, Somalia must focus on building unity and strengthening its internal structures. By Omar Mahmood.<p><i>First published by</i> …

Africa

Automating tax calculation is an essential step towards the right invoice every time

Tax rules are updated daily around the world, which means getting purchase orders and invoices right the first time is far from straightforward. It …

Resource Planning

Growth of Islamic finance drives demand for degrees | Financial Times

After 13 years building a commercial banking career in Indonesia, Lukman Hakim quit and went to business school in pursuit of an “ethical” future in …

Business School

British American Tobacco upbeat despite facing headwinds

JOHANNESBURG - British American Tobacco (BAT) has said that its businesses continued to perform in line with expectations despite challenges in some …

Gulf Cooperation Council

Cigarette maker BAT gets a lift from US tax reforms, but runs into currency headwinds

Cigarette maker British American Tobacco (BAT), whose share price has fallen by about a quarter over the past year, managed a small rebound on …

Business (South Africa)

Federation of GCC Chambers Stresses Importance of Mergers

The Federation of Gulf Cooperation Council Chambers stressed the need to implement the policy of integration and economic blocs to meet the …

Middle East

Spotlight on Benelux: A smart future

• Even the smallest of Dutch towns are becoming smart<br>• Dutch port readies itself for autonomous ships<br>• Dutch railway operator to experiment with …

Business Technology

Qatar bans products from embargo states

Dubai — Qatar said it was banning products originating from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, almost a year after those …

Business (South Africa)

Kuwait's Careful Balancing of Iran, Saudi Arabia

The muted responses to the US withdrawal from the Iran deal among smaller Gulf Cooperation Council member states reflect careful policies designed to …

Saudi Arabia

Etihad Rail expansion plans make progress

Etihad Rail plans to build more than 600km in Stage 2 and a further 250km under Stage 3. When both stages are completed in 2024, the Etihad Rail …

Oil

Gulf states put Hezbollah leadership on their terror lists

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, placed 10 leaders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah on their terrorism lists on Wednesday, including Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Naim Qassem, Saudi state news agency SPA said.<p>The Gulf states also targeted four of the …

South Asia

Congress Nudges Trump Toward Gulf Missile Defense

Congress is pressing the Donald Trump administration to revive a U.S. push for a Gulf-wide missile defense shield to defend against Iran that has …

Trump Administration

Unstable neighbours and bad policy are just two of Jordan’s problems

PERCHED on a hill beneath a ruined Crusader castle, Karak feels a world away from Amman, Jordan’s crowded and expensive capital. The sleepy city is …

Middle East

China and Gulf states discuss OTIF accession to support international freight

INTERNATIONAL: China and the Gulf Co-Operation Council member states are discussing accession to the COTIF convention, which provides a legal …

Gulf States

The Shariah-compliance debate over blockchain, cryptocurrencies heats up

Broken representation of the Bitcoin virtual currency, placed on a monitor that displays stock graph and binary codes, are seen in this illustration. …

Cryptocurrency

GCC Federation of Chambers to Discuss Customs Unity

Federation of Chambers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will discuss next Thursday the completion of customs' unity requirements among the GCC …

Middle East

Qatar backs attacks against Syrian targets

Doha/QNA<p>Qatar has expressed its support for the US, British and French military operations against specific military targets used by the Syrian …

Middle East

Trump to host Qatari leader next week

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump greets 3 American detainees freed by North Korea Trump called Blankenship after Senate primary loss: report …

North Korea

The Secret to Successful Arab Modernization is to Stop Hating Israel

In the middle of Mohammed bin Salman’s two-week trip across America seeking investment and advice, from tech innovators in Palo Alto to New York …

Saudi Arabia

The rise of Muslim Millennials and what it means for Islamic finance

By Arno Maierbrugger/Gulf Times Correspondent /Bangkok<p>As time goes by, a new breed of young consumers has entered the stage, a generation with …

Demographics

Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. King Salman thanked the President for hosting Crown …

Saudi Arabia

Lebanon: Donors Emphasize Need for Mechanism to Follow-up Reforms, Fight Corruption

International donors have required serious commitments from Lebanon to implement reforms and fight corruption through a clear follow-up mechanism. …

Middle East

Trump discusses Iran threat with Qatar emir: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the threat posed by Iran with the emir of Qatar on Tuesday and also stressed the importance of resolving the rift among Gulf nations, the White House said.<p>Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani talks at the Munich Security …

Donald Trump